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The Galle Fort is a visual metaphor for Sri Lankan history. Ancient Sri Lankan culture collides with colonial architecture in ways that can only be described as mystical. It is why this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a favourite among tourists coming...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the most badass tour guide you can get with valuable insights and proud yet cynical look on what's up in the island. Immense knowledge on history, culture, politics and western pop culture that makes you see Sri Lanka in a different perspective. Would go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicholas_Vas
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Nicolas. Bro it was a pleasure to hang with all you guys. May be I will see you in Breda or Athens. Will keep you posted.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was very different and beyond anything we would have expected. Normally the objective of the guide is to show you around, get paid and leave. Sri Lankan’s are very friendly but Shanjei is something else all together! His approach is to facilitate real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Saloalz
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Salo. I'm glad you made a friend in me. I surely liked hanging with your entire entourage. Till we meet again with beers. Shanjei

Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not be in better hands! Shanjei is that kind of guy, who knows how to turn facts into amazing experiences. He is by far the best guide I have had until now. Thanks, Shanjei!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Isabel D
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Isabel. Looking forward to seeing you down south again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shanjei is the nicest guide to have, he shows you the best places and gives you an inside scope to the stories and mysteries of Galle on his own way. I appreciated it! I recommend this tour!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks alot for the review Lara. See you in Deventer soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really enthralling walking tour of Galle fort, packed with plenty of interesting facts and Shanjei's wit, knowledge and humour were always in great form. My wife and I learnt loads about this one of a kind UNESCO heritage site and based on Shanjei advise...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What's up my brother from SA. The Lankans currently in South Africa are doing well in Cricket after so long. Good time for the Lankans in Africa. Thank you for the amazing review. You would be the first person to review me dog. Yes we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended an authentic Sri Lankan, home-style, cuisine experience, coordinated by Sanjei with Wasantha’s Cuisine and Cooking Classes. It was one of our most memorable dining experiences in Sri Lanka. Shanjei met us at our hotel and took us on a brief tour of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheila R
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sheila for the wonderful review. Spending my morning with you was equally enjoyable. Your thirst to know more and your advice in the matters I wanted to improve was well received and very valuable. I will keep in touch with you and let...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounded by the thick walls it's nice to explore this little historical fort-town. There is a lot of refurbished Dutch buildings,hospital, church, villas which remindes you on the Dutch colonial times. Pitty that there are still many of ruined and abbandoned houses, which would deserve...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, See you again at the fort

Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience i have ever had so far. Spending 2hrs with the we experienced guide visited many historical places and got to know some clear knowledge about local experience. It is really value for money and i would like to recommend anyone visits galle fort...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Hope we cross paths again

Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our time with Shanjei wandering in and around the Galle Fort. We were aware that the tour wasn’t loaded with a historic tutorial. And that it would be very much a two way conversation between all of us guests and Shanjei. We heard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Hey Gemma, Thanks for the fantastic review. See you down under soon.

Reviewed 10 February 2019

During our stay in Sri Lanka, the typical guides bombed us with facts and figures we forgot the moment we left the sites. Shanjei pursues a very different approach. He sees his tours as a two-way street. By engaging in a conversation, he tries to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Hey Marcel, Thanks so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed it. See you in Swiss soon

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Response from Mobilefood | Reviewed this property |
Rs13500 for an exclusive tour which includes tea at the end of the tour.
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